HIGHSCHOOL NIGHTMARE: Nightmare High: 12”

This is a really weird record. Highschool Nightmare is from Hamburg, Germany but they sound like a Bay Area band trying to score a deal with Epitaph circa 1999. Big, flashy guitars, empty hooks, and harmonizing vocals out the ying-yang. It’s like a Lars Frederickson And The Bastards jam session that goes on and on forever. Okay, it’s only sixteen songs, but it feels like forever. I’m not entirely convinced this is a real band and not some kind of high concept karaoke stunt.

 –Jim Ruland (Longshot Music)